New Arrivals

Congratulations on your orders to the finest P-8 squadron in the Navy, and to the beautiful state of Washington!

All of the information below has been provided by the VP-47 Sponsorship Team. If you have any questions, please contact the Sponsor Program Coordinators by email or call using the Contact Us tab. They will provide an information sheet for the upcoming move. From there, the team will advise you about how best to conduct your own move in conjunction with the Squadron's move to its new home in Whidbey Island. Our Sponsorship Team will assign all new personnel a sponsor who will be in touch with you prior to your arrival at VP-47. Your sponsor's sole goal is to aid in your smooth transition to Washington. The primary guide available online at a website located here.


The Golden Swordsmen are located in Hangar 6. You will need a flight line access badge in order to enter the turnstiles or contact someone to escort you in. You can retrieve a flight line access badge from Pass and Tag located outside of Langley Gate. Parking is available in the Skywarrior Theather Parking Lot.

Military Pay/Allowances

Military Pay Chart

Whidbey Base Info

Find a Home

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Temporary Lodging Allowance

For BAH use ZIP Code 98278

Local Information

State of Washington




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